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Govt attacks on lowest paid just keep on coming - SFWU

Friday, 30 May, 2014 - 16:11

"The Government has put the boot into low income workers again," said Service and Food Workers Union cleaning sector spokesperson Jill Ovens today.

Labour Minister 'ignores call for consultation on minimum wage'

Thursday, 29 May, 2014 - 13:05

"The Minister of Labour has arrogantly ignored the concerns of unions and low-income workers in amending the Minimum Wage Order to allow ‘averaging’ of the minimum wage," said the Service and Food Workers Union National Secretary, John Ryall, today.

Report boasts about measures National plans to axe - SFWU

Monday, 26 May, 2014 - 09:42

The union which represents some of the lowest paid women workers in New Zealand is calling on the Government to explain why a new report to the UN on policies that support women in New Zealand is boasting about the very policies National is the process of axing.

Some good news at last for aged care workers - SFWU

Thursday, 8 May, 2014 - 16:05

"Labour’s aged care policy contains good news at last for the undervalued aged care workforce," said Alastair Duncan, Aged Care Sector Leader for the Service and Food Workers Union today.

A few cents won't send workers into rock star economy - SFWU

Tuesday, 1 April, 2014 - 11:06

"Today’s minimum wage increase will make little difference to hard working New Zealanders living on poverty wages," said Service and Food Workers Union National Secretary, John Ryall today.

The minimum wage increases today from $13.75 to $14.25 an hour.

Govt to negotiate settlement for care workers travel time - PSA

Monday, 31 March, 2014 - 18:38

The Public Service Association is welcoming the Government’s decision to begin negotiations for a sector-wide settlement over travel time for home care workers.

TPPA 'will make life worse for low-paid workers'

Friday, 28 March, 2014 - 11:14

"The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement will not make low-paid workers' lives better," said Service and Food Workers Union National Secretary John Ryall today.

No benefits from 'rock star economy' for low-paid workers - SFWU

Wednesday, 19 March, 2014 - 14:56

"The National Government has ensured that there will be no benefits from the "rock-star economy" flowing to low-income workers and their families as it pushes ahead with passing changes to the Employment Relations Act," said Service and Food Workers Union National Secretary, John Ryall.

Pay equity Court of Appeal challenge 'landmark case'

Tuesday, 4 February, 2014 - 07:05

NCWNZ congratulates the Service and Food Workers' Union (SFWU) for bringing to the Court of Appeal the case of Kristine Barlett vs. Terra Nova and wishes them well for success in this landmark case.

Caregivers going all the way for equal pay today

Monday, 3 February, 2014 - 10:25

Thousands of New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) caregivers are looking forward to today’s court of appeal hearing of Kristine Bartlett’s equal pay case.